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FY 2025 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Summary

May 02
2024

On April 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule (CMS-1808-P) for FY 2025. This rule updates payment policies and payment rates for acute care inpatient hospita...

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Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Mar 13
2024

On March 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), which was effective upon its...

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Health Data Technology and Interoperability Final Rule Summary

Feb 08
2024

On January 9, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algo...

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Advancing Interoperability and Improving the Prior Authorization Process Final Rule

Feb 06
2024

On January 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that outlines policy changes to the prior authorization (PA) process for Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance...

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2023 ASH Advocacy Efforts to Ensure Patient Access to Care

Dec 14
2023

During 2023, ASH continued to be highly visible in our advocacy on issues that ensure patient access to affordable health care, including blood donor diversity, maternal health and hematology, drug shortage issues, and access to cell and gene therapi...

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2023 ASH Advocacy Efforts Related to Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 14
2023

In 2023, ASH was actively advocating for issues impacting hematology research and practice, including research and public health funding, access to quality care for patients, physician payment and coverage for hematologists, and policy issues related...

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2023 Year-End Physician Practice Advocacy Highlights

Dec 13
2023

ASH continues to advocate for issues impacting physician practice including workforce, coding issues, coverage and reimbursement, prior authorization, telehealth, and drug shortage issues. During 2023, ASH was very busy working with Congress and the...

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2023 ASH Research and Public Health Funding Advocacy Highlights

Dec 13
2023

ASH continues to advocate for issues impacting hematology research and practice, including research and public health funding, access to quality care for patients, physician payment and coverage for hematologists, and policy issues related to sickle...

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CY 2024 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Final Rule

Nov 21
2023

On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for the CY 2024 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System. The final rule updates payments to...

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